Or How to Spot a Sidechain and Keep Your Penny Safe
> You could literally spin up an Ethereum sidechain in an afternoon:
Any proofs that you can do it with a new PoS consensus, new block explorer, original bridging protocol?
Above-mentioned sidechains can't be spin up in afternoon.
e.g. for xDai is tool more 2.5 years to write a dPoS consensus POSDAO (~22k lines of code) and put it in production https://github.com/poanetwork/posdao-contracts that's the only staking consensus included into two core Ethereum clients -- Nethermind and OpenEthereum
BlockScout is > 200k lines of code
TokenBridge is > 46k lines of code
"Sidechains refuse to die because they are easy to spin up. Usually people spin them up to create a pitch deck overnight, raise money from VCs, and dump a token on retail."
Was it what Polygon did? When they got their billions, they pivoted to Rollups solutions. Is this how you see what happened?
Thanks for the content.
what about SKALE? It's custodial, yes - but seems well build with security as top priority.
Are zk rollups EVM compatible now? Would put that in cons